Support Sussex Wooden Spoon at Rugby World Cup weekend

The excitement of the Rugby World Cup is coming to Brighton.

The excitement of the Rugby World Cup is coming to Brighton - and the Sussex rugby community has not forgotten the less advantaged.

Wooden Spoon - the children's charity of rugby - works to improve the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

In the past six years, Sussex Wooden Spoon - one of 40 regional committees - has raised almost £300,000, thanks to the enormous efforts of its volunteers and the support of the local rugby community,

Every penny raised goes to projects across Sussex, making a real difference to the lives of so many young people. These have recently included a project at Ferring Country Centre and a sensory room at St John's School, Seaford, opened by Joe Marler, the England prop.

With only a fortnight to go before an exciting weekend of World Cup rugby in Brighton - with attention focusing on Brighton Community Stadium for South Africa v Japan (4.45pm on Saturday, September 19) and Samoa v United States (noon on Sunday, September 20) - Wooden Spoon will be working hard to support the needs of others.

You can join Sussex Wooden Spoon for its pre-match fundraisers at the University of Sussex, just a few minutes walk from the stadium, with plenty of parking and close to the Falmer railway station:

Saturday, September 19, before South Africa v Japan. There's a three-course lunch, a bar, and a question-and-answer session with Neil De Kock, the former South Africa and current Saracens scrum half;

Sunday, September 20, a breakfast brunch before Samoa v United States.

Families are welcome to both.

For more information, visit: www.woodenspoon.com and www.facebook.com/WoodenSpoonCharity.

Or contact Alan Jenkins on 07931 196737 or [email protected]